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Health Tip: Drink Responsibly

Responsible drinking is a surefire way to prevent alcohol abuse and alcohol poisoning, a dangerous complication of drinking too much.
Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds

Too much alcohol in middle age can increase your stroke risk as much as high blood pressure or diabetes, a new study suggests.
ADHD Linked to Earlier Use of Illicit Drugs in Teens: Study

Among people who use illicit drugs, those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) start using them one to two years earlier in their youth than those without the disorder, a new study finds.
It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking

Financial incentives help pregnant women quit smoking, a new study shows.
Daily Drinking May Raise Risk of Liver Cirrhosis, Study Warns

Daily drinking increases the risk of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis, a new study found.
Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds

Smoking doubles the chances that a prostate cancer patient will see his disease spread and that he will eventually die from his illness, a new study finds.
Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study

Using morphine at home to treat pain in children after tonsil and/or adenoid removal may cause life-threatening respiratory problems, according to a new study.
Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana

Marijuana shouldn't be legalized because of the potential harm it can cause children and teens, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.
Lung Transplants From Heavy Drinkers Linked to Higher Complication Risk

Lung transplant recipients who receive lungs from donors who were heavy drinkers may be much more likely to develop a life-threatening complication, a new study suggests.
Efforts to Curtail Tobacco Use Stalled in 2014, Report Says

Little to no progress is being made in curtailing tobacco use in the United States, a new report from the American Lung Association contends.

 

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